From human mutants to the evolution of pop music, Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Armand Leroi talks about using science to understand life and culture.
Professor Leroi works at the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London, and is also an author, and television documentary presenter.
He was born in New Zealand but has lived in several different countries.
His first book, Mutants: on the Form Varieties and Errors of the Human Body won the Guardian first book award.
His most recent book, The Lagoon, looks at Aristotles scientific discoveries.
He talks to Kathryn Ryan.